Screen Shot 2016-03-09 at 15.05.58HARTLEPOOL care home Queens Meadow is celebrating global Nutrition and Hydration Week with the official opening of its newly renovated tea room. 

The home’s oldest resident Mary Gray, who hit the milestone age of 100 in February, will cut the ribbon at 2pm on 16th March.

Julie Armstrong, manager of Queens Meadow Care Home, on Stockton Road, said: “Mary is somewhat of a local celebrity since she got her letter from the Queen last month, so we asked her if she would do us the honour of officially opening the new tea room – she was delighted to accept.

“We’d love to invite the local community to join us for the opening and share a cuppa with the residents.”

Nutrition and Hydration Week, which runs from 14th to 20th March, was launched to raise awareness of the importance of nutritious food and ample fluids in health and social care settings.

Originally a collaboration between the Hospital Caterers Association, National Association of Care Catering and Patient Safety Domain NHS England, Nutrition and Hydration Week is now celebrated globally.